IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Megalurus albolimbatus is known from a few localities in the Trans-Fly region of New Guinea (Papua, formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), including Wasur National Park, small areas along the Bensbach River and a handful of sites on the middle Fly River (Coates 1990, Gregory and Jaensch 1995, N.Stronach in litt. 1996). It is thought to have a patchy, perhaps relict, distribution, but may prove to be more widespread in the largely unsurveyed Trans-Fly or on Pulau Dolak (=Frederick Henderik Island) (P.Gregory in litt. 1996, K.D.Bishop in litt. 1999). It is reported to be locally numerous in tiny scattered areas (Coates 1990, N.Stronach in litt. 1996) but most recent records in Papua New Guinea have been of very few individuals (Finch 1980, Eastwood and Gregory 1995, Gregory and Jaensch 1995).


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